Terrorist attack on school in Daraa city kills 6 including 5 children, 30 injured in similar attacks in Damascus

Daraa/Damascus, SANA – The death toll from the terrorist rocket attack on “That al-Nitaqain” school for basic education in Daraa city rose to 5 dead students, in addition to 20 others injured, some of them are in critical condition.

A source at Daraa Police Command told SANA reporter that terrorists fired a rocket shell on the school (1st to 4th grade) that is located in al-Sahari neighborhood, claiming the lives of 2 girls and injuring 20 other children.

Later, a medical source at the National Hospital said 3 other children succumbed to their severe injuries, pointing out that the death toll is likely to rise due to the critical condition of some of the wounded children.

In the same context, the Police Command source said the terrorist groups also targeted several residential neighborhoods in the city of Daraa with a number of rocket shells, killing a person and causing material damage to the properties.

30 civilians injured by terrorist attacks on neighborhoods in Damascus

30 civilians were injured on Tuesday when terrorists from Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman fired mortar shells on residential neighborhoods in Damascus city.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that five mortar shells fired by terrorists fell on Tuesday evening in the courtyard of the Grand Umayyad Mosque and behind Sayyeda Ruqaya Shrine in the Old City in Damascus, inflicting injuries of varying severity on five civilians.

The source also said that other mortar shells hit the entrance of the Opera House in the surroundings of al-Umawyeen Square in Damascus city when a “Rain Bow” festival  was held, leaving 15 people injured.

Earlier today, the source said that terrorists located in the eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside fired two mortar shells which fell behind the French Hospital in the residential neighborhood of al-Qasa’a, and that the shrapnel from the shells inflicted wounds of varying severity on five people.

The source added that the terrorist attack also caused material damage to shops and parked cars.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said / Hazem Sabbagh


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